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Originally, the Miranis opened their first establishment, aptly named Mirani’s, 24 years ago on Green Bay Road as a gourmet delicatessen, French brasserie-type restaurant. “Gradually, customers that would come and take out food would say, ‘The food is so good, why not open for lunch?’ ” Madeleine said. Eventually, Mirani’s became more of a lunch restaurant, later expanding to a location on Elm Street in 2006. There, the Miranis were able to focus on a full-fledged French bistro menu. After closing Mirani’s last year to focus on their new concept, they officially opened Mirani’s At Home on Jan. 16, offering a combination of French, Italian and other Mediterranean cuisines. Additionally, the Miranis ensure hints of their Persian and Dutch ethnic foods are also present on the menu. Diners can choose from a variety of a la carte chicken, seafood, pasta, rice and salad dishes and then stop by the business in person or place orders online or over the phone, with speedy delivery ensured within 20 minutes of ordering thanks to a collaboration with Uber- RUSH. Deliveries have a $7 flat fee. With food from Mirani’s At Home, Madeleine ensures the quality of the food is just as stellar as the old Mirani’s, but with the perk of prices being drastically slashed because of less overhead. “It’s wonderful, healthy food. It’s elegant and also unavailable basically, so we decided [to] try and see how people respond,” Madeleine said. “We want people to feel that there is that comfort of staying at home [and] don’t need to go anywhere.” During a recent visit to Mirani’s At Home, 22nd Century Media editors gladly chatted with the Miranis while sampling savory menu items. The chicken Parmigiano ($12), which includes breaded chicken breast and spaghetti with marinara sauce, is a staple Italian dish that’s good for adults and kids alike. The spaghetti is lightly sauced and the thin chicken slices are not heavily breaded, lending to both great noodle texture and appropriate meat portion. The mustard crusted salmon ($15), one of the restaurant’s staple dishes, features a breaded salmon with mustard sauce served over French lentils and fresh vegetables. The outside of the fish is crunchy but lends a soft and firm inside, and the dish undoubtedly stands out for its mustard flavoring that’s not too strong or overwhelming for the natural flavoring of a well-cooked salmon. The Northbrook Tower Editor Matt Yan’s favorite dish was the Mediterranean chicken kebab ($11), which includes diced chicken marinated in olive oil and signature Mirani’s spices and served with grilled vegetables. Sour cherry saffron rice can also be added to the plate for $6. The chicken’s light grilling lends great balance to the uniquely cooked grains. For $17, the steak classique features thick, 8-ounce cuts of prime sirloin simmered in a red wine sauce. Our portion was served with a side of bistro frites ($4), or french fries, which were not overly greasy and not salty. The fettuccine alfredo ($11) was much tastier than your average alfredo dish, since the noodles were perfectly cooked al dente and unlike many alfredo sauces, was not a heavy cream leaving you feeling overly stuffed. For an additional $4, shrimp can be tossed in, offering a nice balance between a seafood and pasta comfort favorite. The beet salad ($7), including greens, walnuts, blue cheese and vinaigrette dressing, made for a great option for vegetarian and The Glenview Lantern Editor Chris Pullam. For an additional $6, shrimp or salmon can be tossed in the mix. Finally, the Kurdish red lentil soup ($5 for a small, $11 for a large) offers a hearty and warm complement to be served alongside any of the Mirani’s At Home dishes. Mirani’s At Home is also happy to accommodate orders for small or large catering events and is currently building a larger menu for corporate fine dining. Additionally, the restaurant caters to glutenfree, allergy requests and dietary restrictions as requested by diners. With the masterpiece menu served by head chef Alvaro Chavez, the Miranis offer fine food for a reasonable price. “We’ve had comments from our customers already that said, ‘I might as well have been in a restaurant, it was so amazing,’ and that’s exactly what we want,” Madeleine said. real estate the northbrook tower | February 16, 2017 | 27 The Northbrook Tower’s of the WEEK Brought to you by: What: A 3-5 bedroom, 3.1-bath ranch home Where: 3140 Glenway Drive, Northbrook Amenities: Generous room sizes create a nice flow for entertaining or just enjoying the country resort-style living offered by this special home. Outstanding great room with cathedral ceiling with skylights, builtin media center with flat screen television and surround sound, floor to ceiling stone fireplace, and door to the deck. 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